Wikipedia’s Saint Valentine entry primly states that in medieval times, in Britain, it was believed that birds paired in mid February. For the modern scientific view, I checked www.britishbirdfood.co.uk which states that several garden birds pair up in February. Well done, those middle agers! The whole alchemy thing didn’t work out and mustard was never going to go far against the plague but you got it right with the birds!
Actually, I didn’t really need to check as I know that birds pair up in February. This involves a lot of noisy peeping, on my garage roof, at 5 am.
It is rewarding designing a quilt for the Little One. While the Middle One has lots of Opinions which, dear Reader, can result in lengthy negotiations, the Little One cheerfully agrees with everything. Initially I thought of a purple birdhouse and the Little One loved purple then I decided white showed up better and the Little One loved white. When I suggested adding ivy, the Little One loved ivy.
Actually, she ate ivy once. You would know she was my third child because rather than having a full-blown panic that she’d just eaten something poisonous I remember wearily pointing out that we had salad in the fridge if she had to eat leaves. I intended to keep a close eye on her but promptly forgot all about it until three days later by which time there was clearly no point worrying about it. (As I understand it, it’s only harmful if eaten in large quantities.)
You will notice that my lovebirds are sidling demurely up to one another. No-one is making ‘Peep Peep’ noises on anyone’s garage roof. I can only hope it catches on.
I stitched in the centres of the roses with embroidery silk and was very happy with how they turned out!
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